QUESTIONS

  1. Which city was said to have been founded by Romulus and Remus ?
  2. Name the race of warrior women, famed for their exploits in the Trojan war and ruled by a queen ?
  3. The Muses were the goddesses of poetry and song. How many Muses were there ?
  4. Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea. What did the Romans call him ?
  5. Orpheus went down to Hades to rescue his wife. What was her name ?
  6. What is the usual occupation of the leprechaun of Irish Legend ?
  7. Where did the Greek Gods live ?
  8. Who led the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece ?
  9. Which Arabian princess saved her life by telling stories for 1001 nights ?
  10. What nationality was the legendary hero William Tell, who shot an apple from his son's head ?
  11. Which Roman god gave his name to the month of January ?
  12. Which hero killed the Gorgon, Medusa ?
  13. How did the German maiden called Lorelei lure sailors on the River Rhine to their death ?
  14. The beauty of a woman, the daughter of Zeus, led to a war between Greece and Troy, so her face was said to have 'launched a thousand ships'. What was her name ?
  15.  The Greek forces besieged Troy for 10 years before they devised a plan to smuggle soldiers into the city. How was this accomplished ?
  16. What was the name of the one-eyed giant of Greek mythology ?
  17. How was the sword of Damocles suspended ?
  18. What happens to those who kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland ?
  19. Tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have been popular since the Middle Ages. Which musical film, starring Richard Harris, told the story of Arthur and his court ?
  20. Who was the ancient Egyptian god of the sun ?
  21. Which character in Greek mythology died when he flew to close to the sun and melted his wings ?
  22. The Greeks called the goddess of the hunt Artemis. What was the Roman name for this goddess ?
  23. Which hero did Ariadne, the daughter of the great King Minos, help to escape from the Labyrinth ?
  24. In ancient Greek mythology, who was the famous winged male messanger who served all gods ?
  25. In the film Robin and Marian (1976) Audrey Hepburn played an elderly Maid Marian. Which male film star played opposite her as Robin Hood ?

 

ANSWERS

  1. Rome
  2. Amazons
  3. Nine
  4. Neptune
  5. Eurydice
  6. Shoemaker
  7. Olympus
  8. Jason
  9. Sharazad  (Shéhérazade)
  10. Swiss
  11. Janus
  12. Perseus
  13. She sat on a rock combing her hair and singing
  14. Helen
  15. They hid inside a wooden horse
  16. Cyclops
  17. By a single hair
  18. They acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  19. Camelot
  20. Ra
  21. Icarus
  22. Diana
  23. Theseus
  24. Hermes
  25. Sean Connery